A World War II historic guide to discover the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy

Travel Normandy guide François Gauthron offers tours of the Normandy landing beaches, World War II battlefield. Come and discover the most famous part of Normandy where took place the Landing and the battle of Normandy in June 1944 to liberate France and Europe. You will be escorted by a qualified bilingual guide who will show you round the major sites of the beaches. Visit the highlights of World War II sites in Normandy with an expert license guide, first the most important sites of the landing beaches.

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Fox Green / Fox Red, Fox Red / George

Eastern Fox Green and Fox Red

Coy I and L/16th were so delayed that they didn't played any role in the initial landing. Coy I was headed almost to Port-en-Bessin, they landed at 08.00 am on Fox Green. Coy L landed with 30 minutes delay after they lost 1 craft with 8 men 2 miles off shore. Third section on Coy L lost another 34 men on the beach.

On Fox Green Coy I, K, and M landed among the confusion and mixture of the men already bunched together on that beach in two large groups. Coy K landed at 07.00 am, lost 53 men including 4 officers. Coy M came in scattered from 07.30 am to 08.00 am with 1 craft capsized and the other boats unloading in deep water under fire.

16th Regiment had learn through Sicily experience that landing were often confusing and decided to disperse its machine guns and other heavy weapons among theother line companies and battalions.

Assault on strong point and beach exit F-1  was lead by 1st Lt. Robert R. Cutler, Jr. who had assumed the commander of L Coy when the company commander 1st Lt. Montieth was killed. 1st Lt. Montieth was posthumously awarded the MOH for his actions on June 6th 1944.

Losses stat on D-Day

On D-Day, the first ID, attacked over open ground and suffered 281 KIA, 803 WIA, 166 MIA total of 1.190 casualties.

The 29th ID also attacked across open ground and over the bluff and suffered 328 KIA, 381 WIA, 134 MIA total casualties 743.

The 5th and 6th Engineer Special Brigade suffered 456 casualties.

The 2nd and 5th Rangers Bn suffered 253 casualties.